Saturday, November 09, 2013

movie party for a seven year old

Boo wanted a movie-themed or swimming party this year for her birthday.  Being as the weather is usually a little unpredictable in November she opted for the movie party.  The movie Monsters University came out the week of her birthday, so that was our entertainment.  We enjoyed pizzas, popcorn and a concession stand filled with Halloween candy.  The kids walked the red carpet upon arrival and Boo and LE made the walk of fame on our drive-way for each of the invited guests.  I made huge brownie points with friends who got a four-hour date night.  One grateful mom even brought us a bottle of wine.
Mimi made the Monsters University inspired #7 cake to look like Sully with Mike Wazowski cake balls.  The kids got to decorate cupcakes with edible eyes and candy pieces to make their own monsters to take home.  And her friend Blythe, and cousin Emmie got to sleep over.  Thank you everyone for making her birthday so special.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Happy Birthday Boo!

Bella Boo Bunny, I love you so much!  You are turning into such a beautiful, young lady.  You are such a big helper with your brothers and you love them so much.  I cannot believe you are seven years old today.  Please always stay my my Boo Bunny!

Your favorites:
food- nachos and grilled cheese
color- pink and purple, but mostly pink
movie- Despicable Me 2, Monsters University
books - Rainbow Fairies
toy - Pooh Bear
things to do - draw, read books and write in your journal

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Roman Feast

We just finished our studies on the Roman Empire.  To celebrate we had a Roman feast.  We tried almonds, grapes, olives, bread, grape juice, hummus and cecina.  The girls dressed in togas and we watched portions of the Gladiator movie.  The girls read Vacation under the Volcano, a book in the Magic Tree House series.

Cecina recipe:
olive oil
basil leaves (dried)
2 cans chick peas

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Drain beans, but save the liquid.  Mash beans in a bowl.  Add 2 T. olive oil and enough liquid as need to make a smooth paste.  Oil a cookie sheet with additional olive oil.  Spread batter on the pan, shaping into a circle.  Drizzle on a tablespoon or two of olive oil.  Sprinkle with basil and bake for 4 minutes.

Friday, November 01, 2013


Every year for Halloween, we have celebrated with our friends, the Richards, Bizarro Ben and Miss Julie.  Their daughter who is now a senior, was in my pre-k class the first year I taught her after moving to Austin.  Mr. Ben and Daddy are man-date friends as they share the same name and a love for guy movies.  I encourage it b/c it gets me out of seeing macho movies until I can watch them at home, pause and ask questions.  Mr. Ben's birthday is the day before Halloween so we enjoy a fun dinner and then we go trick-or-treating in their neighborhood with new friends. Thanks for another fun year Mr. Ben, Miss Julie and Briley.

Fall Fest

On Sunday, we went to Steve's church's fall fest.  There was a petting zoo, food, face painting, pumpkin painting, games, and snow cones. It was like a pint-sized fall fest.  Boo is Padme, HR is Pooh, LE is Quannah Parker, and R2 is Eeyore.